If you are not filled with ABSOLUTE, resounding, rapturous joy, it's because you haven't experienced the true presence of God (absolute love), in absolute, supernatural power and glory, beyond the shadow of any doubt and your wildest imagination.
For if you did, you would know His truth, way and life (true way of life) beyond the shadow of any doubt, and that the true way of eternal life is to live for love, with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to His true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.
Though to truly experience His divine nature in absolute, supernatural power and majestic glory, you must first overcome the instinctual nature of "the flesh" and every spot of its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, along with every blemish of worldly thoughts, cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, that makes you terribly self-conscious. In short, everything that is not OF God, and the only way you can do that and be free of it for good, is to forsake all and WALK the narrow path of sacrificing everything for love, whether you believe it or not, like it or not.
So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has CANNOT BE My disciple.Luke 14:33
You can pull the wool over your own eyes and ears, telling yourself you don't really have to do that, but the truth is, unless you do, you're only fooling yourself and are not a TRUE disciple, merely a wannabe, who wants to be like Christ, but too governed and ruled by your sinful, instinctual nature to do what it takes.
Let me share with you, a vision I received many years ago, which the Great Omniscient Deity of absolute love has recently informed me, was a premonition and representation of His endtime movement, the marching of the saints.
I was standing on what seemed like palace steps and behind me was what seemed like a palace or cathedral. To my left, on the step up from the one I was standing on, stood Immanuel (Jesus) and at the bottom of the steps was an avenue, along which came what seemed like a procession.
First came a large group of people, singing and dancing with absolute joy and abandon, so much joy and such a sense of freedom, that I can't possibly describe it. The lord said to me, "these are the household servants".
After them, came the champions of faith, all the saints that had lived in the world and had forsaken all for God, Christ and the kingdom. They were riding white stallions and both them and their horses were of such a majestic stature, that it took my breath away. The lord said, "these are the lights of the realm, My champions of faith."
After they'd ridden past, I ran down the steps and stood in the middle of the avenue, watching them as they rode on. I called out to the lord, "Lord, this is where I want to be! I don't care if all you want me to do is shovel the manure from the horses as they ride past, I want to live here!"
Then all of a sudden, I found myself sitting on a throne and feeling like a king. I looked out and there was a rose garden and a gardener on his hands and knees, tending the garden. He looked up at me and as our eyes connected, I was the gardener looking at the king.
The lord then said to me, "what anyone does or whatever part they play here, is not that relevant, for we are all cut from the same cloth and all our thoughts, words and deeds are governed and dictated by the absolute, virtuous love of God and for one another. The proud see the hierarchy, but the hierarchy is really a grand illusion that God uses to test the hearts and minds for the pride, vanity and selfish ambition of the flesh. There's no place for any of that in God's TRUE eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute love and virtuousness, because it's all about living for love, absolutely, pure and simple."
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising.Acts 17:29
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness (virtuousness) of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (and other characteristics of the instinctual nature).2 Peter 1:1-4
- an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion.
- a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
- a supernatural experience in which the soul is exalted to a knowledge of divine things
Let those who have the ears to hear and eyes to see, get the picture...